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Cliff Palace

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 14:48, last changed on 09/01/2017 - 01:07

Cliff Palace

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Located in an alcove on the east wall of Cliff Canyon in Mesa Verde National Park , Cliff Palace is a 150-room cliff dwelling built by Ancestral Puebloans in the 1200s and rediscovered by rancher Richard Wetherill and Charles Mason in 1888. It is the largest and best-known cliff dwelling in Mesa...

Lowry Ruin

Added by yongli on 11/20/2015 - 14:09, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 01:07
Named for early homesteader George Lowry, the Lowry ruin near Cortez ( Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, County Rd 7.25, Pleasant View, CO 81331) is a pueblo with thirty-seven rooms, eight kivas, and one Great Kiva. Built between about 1090 and 1120 CE, the Ancestral Puebloan ruin dates to...

Spruce Tree House

Added by yongli on 05/05/2017 - 10:51, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:45
Spruce Tree House is the third-largest cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park , and the first seen by most visitors because of its location near park headquarters. Built by Ancestral Puebloans in the 1200s, the 114-room dwelling was rediscovered by rancher Richard Wetherill and Charles Mason in...
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